When Knox Wellington opens the door to Charlie Davenport, he’s not expecting the fiery brunette with whiskey colored eyes and a feisty personality. Sparks fly immediately, even though their initial meeting is nothing but hostile. Their chemistry is undeniable, but the chip on Knox’s shoulder threatens to destroy any hope of him wooing the sweet, southern volunteer sent to help with his rehabilitation.

Little does he know she’s no Southern Belle, as she gives as good as she can take. As unexpected circumstances push them closer together, heads butt, patience is tested, and flames ignite as they dance around their mutual attraction, both of them jaded from broken pasts.

They’ve both been burned before, so when their feelings of lust, desire, and wanting are inflamed in the heat of the moment, will they finally be able to get over the pain of the past or will their relationship be reduced to ashes before it can ever really begin?

I’m mentally slapping myself on the head for not reading this book sooner because this was just the type of sweet read I usually enjoy.

Knox Wellington needed help. Recuperating from an extensive injury which temporarily left him with limited mobility, Knox Wellington needed him. Enter Charlie Davenport. Because of his past experience with his ex girlfriend and the injury he sustained in the war, Knox wasn’t the easiest person to get along with. But Charlie had a strong, feisty personality which left Knox intrigued and interested. But because of the giant chip on his shoulder, their relationship got off to a shaky start.

You all know me. I love me some slow-burning romance and Incinerate was a slow burn. Knox and Charlie, despite their attraction, didn’t give in to it immediately. They started off as adversaries and then slowly became friends and then lovers. I loved those transitions. I loved seeing things slowly changed between them.

Of course, Knox was every bit as stubborn and obstinate in denying his feelings for Charlie. But I love him. He made this book for me. I am not much of a hero-centric reader but Knox, with his grumpiness and gruff exterior was just fun to read. I’ve always enjoyed reading about stubborn heroes, or heroes who fall hard in spite of themselves, and Knox fit the bill perfectly.

Apart from Knox, the heroine in this book, Charlie, was also wonderful. She’s tough and she’s every bit as stubborn as Knox. Some of their “fights” were hilarious. I liked how Charlie was able to loosen him up and showed him how to enjoy life again. Their chemistry was through the roof.

Incinerate is a perfect blend of sweet and hot with wonderful main characters you can’t help but root for. Readers who are looking for something for an enemies to friends to lovers type of story would definitely enjoy Incinerate.